It has been an uphill climb, living with the diagnosis of several illnesses. I am not angry with God or society, I believe there's a reason for my human condition.
Many people in today's society that are aware of mental illnesses or various physical conditions, tend to label you through their own ignorance. Just because someone has bipolar or schizophrenia, or a physical condition such as diabetes or an inability to walk, does not make them any less valuable as a human being. They simply have something to overcome and living with that makes life more challenging than for someone without their condition.
The majority of mental health professionals I've dealt with seem to have the approach - through my therapy sessions - that if something's too hard, don't try. Back away from what frustrates you and do something less taxing.
This country was created by people - known and unknown - that faced greater hardships than most of us today. We take luxuries for granted, and think of them as necessary and as a result our personal growth and development slows to a crawl. Life is full of difficult things. Buckle up, buttercup!
Finns have a term for being gutsy beyond perceived limits - Sisu. No matter the challenge, Finns rise up to meet it, and face it until it's conquered.
It's time for me to face my personal challenges and conquer what keeps me down. Many of my friends have tried to instill caution in my mind, however. They don't always understand what drives me or how I need to conquer what gets in my way of enjoying life. Today, I will conquer through my writing. Who knows what tomorrow holds.
When not designing portions of my website, or writing, I listen mostly to online talk radio with occasional bits of music thrown in for good measure.